The 17 Most Important Books In Cement Industry

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The 17th Most Important Cement books  



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1-Cement Manufacturer’s Handbook Book by Kurt E. Peray

This unique handbook contains the most essential engineering formulas used in the cement manufacturing process. All formulas are presented in both English and metric systems of units. Examples are given to familiarize the reader with the usefulness of these formulas. The book can be used as a text manual for courses in cement technology, and as a reference for solving operating problems. The book is equally valuable for the manager supervisor, chemist, and operator as it is to the cement plant engineer. CONTENTS: Cement Chemistry and Quality Control; Kiln Feed Mix Calculations; Chemical and Physical Properties of Materials; Technical Investigations of Kiln Performance; Heat Balance; Sulfur and Alkali Balance in Rotary Kilns; Chain Systems Designs; Cooler Air Balance Technical Investigation of Grinding Circuits; Ball Charges; Grinding Aid Solutions; Useful Formulas in Stearn Engineering Electrical Engineering; Fan Engineering; Fluid Flow; Physical Chemistry; Heat Transfer and Dust Collection; Fundamental Formulas in Algebra; Trigonometry; Statistics; Finances; Safety and Geometry; Conversion Factors for all Units.



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2-The Rotary Cement Kiln

If you want to learn the basic principles of operation of a cement kiln, this is the book you should read. It is an excellent base for the training of the kiln operators, supervisors and production or process managers. It emphasizes what he calls the 27 kiln basic conditions. It includes a test to assess your learning of the book.


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3-Duda Cement Data Book

Rather than a book it is a small encyclopaedia consisting of 3 volumes, covering much of the equipment and processes in the cement industry.


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4- Lea’s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete, 1988 Fourth Edition


,Edited by Peter C. Hewlett. – First published in 1935, it has kept unchanged its main objective to introduce the physical and chemical properties of the different types of cement and concrete. It has been used by generations of Quality Control and Laboratory specialists.


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5-Innovations in Portland Cement Manufacturing


  by PCA (Portland Cement Association). The most comprehensive compilation that I know about the main innovations and trends in the cement industry. In this book, experts from around the world tell us each topic. Highly recommended for all the cement professionals.


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6-Refractories Handbook

his comprehensive reference details the technical, chemical, and mechanical aspects of high-temperature refractory composite materials for step-by-step guidance on the selection of the most appropriate system for specific manufacturing processes. The book surveys a wide range of lining system geometries and material combinations and covers a broad range of tests for the determination of the thermal, mechanical, strength, and resistance properties of refractories. With contributions from international specialists with widespread experience in the field, Refractories Handbook provides examples of refractory lining systems utilized in a range of industries, including glass, cement, and steel.


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7-Rotary Kilns: Transport Phenomena and Transport Processes ( 2nd edition )


Rotary Kilns—rotating industrial drying ovens—are used for a wide variety of applications including processing raw minerals and feedstocks as well as heat-treating hazardous wastes. They are particularly critical in the manufacture of Portland cement. Their design and operation is critical to their efficient usage, which if done incorrectly can result in improperly treated materials and excessive, high fuel costs. This professional reference book will be the first comprehensive book in many years that treats all engineering aspects of rotary kilns, including a thorough grounding in the thermal and fluid principles involved in their operation, as well as how to properly design an engineering process that uses rotary kilns.

Chapter 1: The Rotary Kiln Evolution & Phenomenon
Chapter 2: Basic Description of Rotary Kiln Operation
Chapter 3: Freeboard Aerodynamic Phenomena
Chapter 4: Granular Flows in Rotary Kilns
Chapter 5: Mixing & Segregation
Chapter 6: Combustion and Flame
Chapter 7: Freeboard Heat Transfer
Chapter 8: Heat Transfer Processes in the Rotary Kiln Bed
Chapter 9: Mass & Energy Balance
Chapter 10: Rotary Kiln Minerals Process Applications

·Covers fluid flow, granular flow, mixing and segregation, and aerodynamics during turbulent mixing and recirculation
·Offers hard-to-find guidance on fuels used for rotary kilns, including fuel options such as natural gas versus coal-fired rotary kilns
·Explains principles of combustion and flame control, heat transfer and heating and material balances

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8- Cement and Concrete Chemistry Authors: Kurdowski, Wieslaw (2014 )

This monograph describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed. The microstructure of concrete is then presented, and special emphasis is given to the role of the interfacial transition zone, and the corrosion processes in the light of cement-phase composition, mineral additions and w/c ratio. The admixtures’ role in modern concrete technology is described with an emphasis on superplasticizer chemistry and its cement-paste rheological modification mechanism. Cement with atypical properties, such as calcium aluminate, white, low energy and expansive cements are characterized. The last part of the book is devoted to special types of concrete such as self compacting and to reactive powders.



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9-The Cement Plant Operations Handbook

by Philip A Alsop. – One of the most complete books that can be found about Dry Process Cement Plant, covering the main aspects of it, from grinding to packaging. It shares relevant data of the equipment and its operation criteria. It has been widely distributed by the International Cement Review magazine.


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10 – Cement Engineer’s Handbook .

This book has a very well gained reputation and frequently is known just as “Labahn”. Is a very thorough handbook covering all the cement plant areas from quarry to packing plant, it explains subjects that sometimes are overlooked for example: silos, maintenance, lubrication, automation, storage, handling and feeding systems.


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11- Handbook for Designing Cement Plants


The book explains theoretical aspects of various processes in making cement at various stages as also steps in sizing of major machinery and auxiliaries. All in all it is a very comprehensive and practical handbook.

The contents of the book are divided in eight sections covering all aspects of designing cement plants from scratch to guide step by step through various stages involved in setting up a cement plant:

1. Basics

2. Machinery used in making cement

3. Techno-economic feasibility studies

4. Civil design and construction

5. Electricals and instrumentation

6. Layouts and detailed engineering

7. Selecting and ordering machinery

8. Reference section

It will be of great use to Cement Plant Consultants, Cement Technologists, and Cement Machinery Manufactures and most certainly to Entrepreneurs and Cement Plant Personnel, Staff of Design and Drawing Offices who have the responsibility to develop layouts would find in it a very handy guide.

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12-Bulk Materials Handling Handbook Book by Jacob Fruchtbaum


he handling of bulk materials is a continuously completed projects. Much of the nomenclature has been changing science. Since very few schools teach the han brought up to date. dling of bulk materials, it is necessary for practicing en Publication of the material contained herein is not in gineers to develop their own training manuals. This book tended as a representation or warranty on the part of the is an abbreviated version of a manual used for that pur author, publisher, editors, or any other person or firm pose in our office, and developed over a period of more named herein that it is suitable for any particular use, or than 50 years. While some industrial firms follow their free from infringement of any patent or patents. own practices, the trend in the past few years has been The text is intended as a guide. When used for any to adopt the standards of equipment manufacturers’ as specific project, a competent professional engineer sociations and similar organizations. The selection of should be retained to verify the assumptions, applica material and the use of drawiugs instead of photographs bility, calculations, and accuracy of the particular de is based on our experience


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13-Fan Handbook: Selection, Application, and Design Book by Frank P. Bleier

he First Comprehensive Guide To All Aspects of Modern Fan Technology Improve your engineering and technical skills with this comprehensive reference on the deisign, selection, maintenance, and repair of fans used in a wide range of applications and industries. You’ll find complete coverage of airfoils. . .axial flow fans. . .centrifugal fans. . .mixed-flow fans. . .roof ventilators. . .cross-flow blowers. . .regenerative blowers. . .and much more. With hundreds of graphs, equation, drawings, charts, and tables, this practical handbook explains fan technology and the basics of fluid mechanics–and provide all the information you need on: Codes, Standards, and specifications relating to the design or selection of specialized fans; Testing of fans according to AMCA; Physical laws affecting the performance of fans; Ventilation requirements for fan technology; Helpful symbols and conversions factors. Whether you’re a mechanical engineer, designer, or technician, the Fan Handbook will give you the expertise to choose the right fan for any system, install it for maximum efficiency, and keep it running in peak condition.


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14- Designing Green Cement Plants

Cement production is known to be a polluting and energy-intensive industry. Cement plants account for 5 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide and one of the main causes of global warming. However, cement it is literally the glue of progress. Designing Green Cement Plants provides the tools and techniques for designing new large cement plants that would promote sustainable growth, preserve natural resources to the maximum possible extent and make least possible additions to the Greenhouse Gases that cause global warming.

Brief and but authoritative, this title embraces new technologies and methods such as Carbon Capture and Sequestration, as well as methods for harnessing renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The author also discusses the efficient use of energy and materials through the use recycling. In addition, this book also examines thepossibilities of developing green cement substitutes such as Calera, Caliix, Novacem, Aether and Geopolymer cements.

  • Includes the tools and methods for reducing the emissions of greenhouse Gases
  • Explores technologies such as: carbon capture and storage and substitute cements
  • Provides essential data to determining the unique factors involved in designing large new green cement plants
  • Includes interactive excel spreadsheets
  • Methods for preforming a cost benefits analysis for the production of green cements as opposed to conventional OPC

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15-Cement Chemistry 2nd Edition by H F W Taylor


H F W Taylor was for many years Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at he University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Since 1948, his main research interest has been the chemistry of cement. His early work laid the foundations of our understanding of the structure at the nanometre level of C-S-H, the principal product formed when cement is mixed with water, and the one mainly reponsible for its hardening. Subsequent studies took him into many additional aspects of the chemistry and materials science of cement and concrete. His work has been recognized by Fellowships and by other honours and awards.

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16-Special Inorganic Cements Front Cover Ivan Odler CRC Press, Sep 2, 2003

The only book to cover the use of special inorganic cements instead of standard Portland cement in certain specialist applications, such as oil well drilling or in a high temperature location. Special Inorganic Cements draws together information which is widely scattered in the technical literature. It describes various special cements, their chemistry and mineralogy along with the appropriate manufacturing processes, their hydration and hydration properties, and their applications.

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17- Microscopical Examination and Interpretation of Portland Cement and Clinker Book by Donald H. Campbel


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